- The amazing story of the 13 becoming Catholic!
- Our marriage stories - "The world needs LIGHTS!"
- John's cancer stories
- Now the stories of John's 4 sisters...Ruth, Nancy, Maria, and Susan/Little Sister Hallel!
- Susan Angela Agnes/Little Sister Hallel - the story of a Call
- The story of little Lamb - grandson Patrick
Monday, June 30, 2014
John's final performance was on Sunday afternoon... This week he has his 6 month visit to Rochester - Mayo. Tomorrow morning he has early blood work and then an MRI at 8:15a. He will be on his own and he wanted it that way this time. We asked him to think about changing the date so his dad and I could go, but he thought it would be OK for him to go alone. After the concerning news in January which showed no cancer but some changes... we have been praying without ceasing for John to have continued healing and no early dementia. As John says - "It got me on my knees again, but it would be nice to stand sometimes, Lord." He will have psychological testing on Wednesday morning early to start a baseline for future use as he faces all that is in store for him.
8 year old Mary and 6 year old Therese went for a walk in the woods before supper and we had a most beautiful bouquet on our table for supper!
Lord, we ask for you to be with John tomorrow and for the results that will fill him with HOPE for his very bright future of sharing Your LIGHT with all those he meets! Jesus, we trust in YOU. Amen and Hallelujah
So fun for Luke and Patrick to get to spend some happy snuggle time together! Bless-bless, Barb
Rose playing with our new sand...
Then with water... when she went in for more water - she took a spill in the water, and
These two girls are having so much fun together! They love Michigan and each other!
Today Jesus tells us to follow HIM... "Follow me," Lord, we are yours and seek your will in all this time we have with family. May we always "choose LIFE!" Jesus, we trust in YOU. Bless-bless, Barb
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Patrick in the green chair for his first summer in Michigan. Discussing with Maria that I not used to boys battling after 4 girls... Adjusting...
A more peaceful happy pose with the rainy deck and window behind.
\St Peter and St Paul, pray for us.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
They kept on going deeper and deeper - no water shoes needed! The sand is back! I had to call my mom to tell her the news that our beach is now transformed and the kids were having a great time in the nice warm water and the sand now over the rocks.
Patrick with his feet in Lake Michigan and in sand!!!! The water was actually warmish!
Therese leads the way down to the beach, and...
we discovered that my brother, Bruce, has done a ton of work putting sugar sand on the path down to the lake! So amazing! I called my parents and told them all the special changes to make our inland sea the best! "Now all I need is for you to come and join us mom and dad." That would make it perfect!
It was a perfect evening standing in sugar sand in the warm water with kids laughing in the water, and watching the sunsetting in the West! Tomorrow more family will arrive - Ruth, Paul and their 5 kids! Then Nancy, Bill and their 3 along with John on the 4th of July! It will get kind of rowdy around here. As Maria said - "It will be crazy with 3 one year olds tomorrow!" "Maria two of them are girls and not set on destruction!" Time will tell. I hope the girls rub off on wild man Patrick!
How I missed them here last year!!!! Now they are here from Texas and all the way to Michigan - a total of 31 hours on the road with stops at the farm in Marshall, Nancy's in Plymouth, Dave and Gail in Sarona, and now Manistique, MI! So amazing and so many prayers were answered! On my way I listened to Relevant/Catholic Radio and listened to talk about The Immaculate Heart of Mary - She could say "Yes" to all the Lord asked of her and she became the Mother of God! She was my companion as I traveled today, and I thank her for bringing our family together in such a wonderful way and the JOY we are already sharing in this most glorious place on earth! Thank you Jesus with your Mother at your side! Jesus, we trust in YOU. Amen and Hallelujah
My sweet Therese is in Michigan!!!
Bless-bless, Barbara Luke
Danielle Rose - The Saint that is just me
Friday, June 27, 2014
Sr Mary Clare Roufs taking her final vows with her Community - the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus. The perfect day for this to happen as they are His Handmaids of His Merciful Heart! Susan lived with them for a year discerning her call and then left for France to join The Community of the Lamb! So my heart is with them today as well as The Sacred Heart of Jesus, and many other hearts - looking at the smiles of LOVE and JOY from all those gathered around her truly speaks of how wondrous is this step for their foundress.
Thinking of The Heart of Jesus - all I can really think about is LOVE! All that Jesus did for me - giving His LIFE for me even when I was sinful and weak!
"What strikes us most in contemplating the Sacred Heart of Jesus are the flames which consume and surround it. These mysterious flames cannot be contained even in the burning Heart; they escape through the wound, pass around the Cross and among the thorns covering and penetrating it completely. In a word, it is a burning heart , an inflamed heart. And what is this sacred fire which thus consumes the Heart of Jesus? It is the Love he has for us." Fr Martin Berlioux
Chris Rice - come to Jesus